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Hawkcombe Porlock, Minehead £750,000

Sold STC
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  • Front
  • Side view
    Side view
  • Octogan Room
    Octogan Room
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen 2
    Kitchen 2
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom Two
    Bedroom Two
  • Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
    Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
    Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
    Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
    Bedroom 8
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  • No Onward Chain
  • Former Hunting Lodge
  • Superb Family Home/ Income Potential
  • 7/8 Bedrooms: 2/3 Reception Rooms
  • Stunning Rural Location in the Exmoor National Park
  • Character Property with inglenook fireplace
  • Boot Room
  • Cloak Room
  • Garage and Parking
  • 6 Bathrooms (3 en suite)

Impressive period detached former hunting lodge with attractive character features and income potential (established holiday let business), set within circa 2 acres of garden and woodland with direct access to walking in the Exmoor National Park. The property occupies a wonderful elevated and private position set within the hillside of the Hawkcombe Valley, with views over the village cricket pitch and tennis courts across to the beautiful slopes of Bossington Hill. The thriving and popular village of Porlock is within a few minutes' walk and benefits from a variety of pubs and restaurants, a primary school, a small museum and a good range of interesting shops. Minehead is only a short drive away for the main supermarkets, middle school, college and sports facilities. No onward chain.

The property details comprise in brief: - This period house set in private grounds enjoying an elevated position. Direct access to walking, garage, parking, gardens, woodland. 2.3 acres. Income potential, with particular attention being paid to original features. It offers light and well-proportioned accommodation, with the principal rooms enjoying wonderful views. This versatile property is arranged over three floors and currently provides a good income as a 'Big House Holiday Home'. It would also be equally lovely as a family home or would be well suited to a Bed and Breakfast business. The top floor could easily lend itself to self contained accommodation if required.

Accommodation - The entrance hall still has its original mosaic quarry tiled floor and an impressive carved staircase to the upper floors, a door leads to:

Boot Room with Cloak Room

4' 11'' x 6' 1'' (1.50m x 1.86m)

lobby with space for coats and boots, and through to: Cloakroom with a white suite and vanity unit with side facing window.

Double Reception Room

29' 0'' x 18' 8'' (8.83m x 5.69m)

Dining Room and Sitting Room was originally two rooms, and could be reinstated if required. This large room has fireplaces at both ends and a deep bay window which makes the most of the spectacular view. Solid wood flooring throughout.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

13' 4'' x 12' 8'' (4.06m x 3.85m)

The kitchen/breakfast room is complete with four oven Aga and well fitted with bespoke natural pine units, tiled flooring, a door leading to:

Shower Room

5' 10'' x 5' 7'' (1.77m x 1.69m)

Shower Room, fitted with a shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin. A cupboard housing the boiler and a pressurised high capacity water tanks enabling all six bathroom to be served simultaneously.

2nd Kitchen/ utility

13' 3'' x 7' 10'' (4.04m x 2.40m)

Kitchen/utility room with its own pantry fitted with base units space for white goods and double oven, door leading to courtyard area.

Drawing Room

15' 2'' x 20' 6'' (4.62m x 6.24m)

The drawing room has a corner bay extending the full length of one wall with original period window seats and to the side, together with a spectacular full height stone fireplace with heart. Carpet throughout.

Study / Bedroom One

9' 4'' x 11' 10'' (2.85m x 3.61m)

Ground floor double bedroom/ study.

Bedroom 2 with shower room

18' 4'' x 16' 7'' (5.60m x 5.05m)

Large suite with stunning far reaching rural views. ensuite shower room (1.65m x 2.22m)

Bedroom 3

13' 0'' x 9' 3'' (3.96m x 2.82m)

Double bedroom with nursery/ dressing room.

Bedroom 4

10' 3'' x 10' 6'' (3.13m x 3.19m)

A nicely presented front facing double bedroom.

Bedroom Five & En-suite Bathroom

15' 2'' x 15' 0'' (4.62m x 4.58m)

A beautiful front facing family size bedroom with a double aspect benefiting from stunning far reaching views. Jack and Jill door leading to en-suite bathroom with a three piece white suite comprising a bath with tiled splash back and shower over with glass splash screen, w/c and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. This elegant bathroom also boasts beautiful stain-glass windows.

Family Bathroom

A side facing family bathroom, neutrally decorated with a white suite comprising a shower cubicle, w/c , wash hand basin and bath.

Bedroom 6

12' 10'' x 13' 9'' (3.91m x 4.20m)

A rear facing double bedroom, with attractive beams.


A side facing bathroom with a three piece white suite comprising, w/c, wash hand basin with pedestal and bath with shower over and splash back curtain.

Bedroom 7

10' 7'' x 13' 6'' (3.22m x 4.11m)

A nicely presented front facing double bedroom with double aspect and beams.

Bedroom 8 with en-suite bathroom

13' 7'' x 18' 3'' (4.14m x 5.56m)

A beautiful front facing double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.


Outside - The property is situated in a private position and not overlooked by any other house. The drive sweeps around to an area providing ample parking and access to a garage. To the front is a terrace for sitting and enjoying the views. The majority of the gardens are to the north of the property and a path leads to a secluded level lawn and a gazebo with storage. Further gardens lead to small wooded area. There is private access to the bridleway behind the property leading to Porlock in one direction and Hawkcombe Head in the other. The property also benefits from a private footbridge giving an alternative access to central Porlock.


Services - Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating.


Directions - From Minehead take the A39 to Porlock. Continue to the centre of the village and turn left immediately after the church. Turn right off this road at the Watermill and take the lower fork, at the end of which you will find the property.

Name Location Type Distance
Hawkcombe Porlock
Minehead TA24 8QW
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: TPC144

P: 01823 271681
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